“Resort and holiday should be about living, enjoying, having fun,” said Prabal Gurung during his studio presentation. And indeed, this collection was probably Gurung’s most laid-back to date. To start off, he sent out a beautiful blue ikat chiffon shirtdress, followed by a matching top and asymmetric hemmed, high-waisted skirt. “Whenever she travels, [my client] wants to feel easy, comfortable,” he said. Further reinforcing the designers: new, more relaxed approaches were silk bias dresses and flared pants featuring strategically undone buttons.
His characteristically graphic sweaters were also present, on perhaps more subdued patterns, and paired with fluid skirts. Another chic highlight: a sandy high-waisted skirt, which almost felt like a deconstructed trench with its accentuated pockets and belts. “This can easily go from the office, to a lunch or elsewhere…it’s very versatile,” he said.
And of course, Gurung did have to include just a bit of drama — in his sought-after evening wear. A black and white floral strapless gown with all-over fringed texture provided just the right amount of it.